Matthieu Ricard

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Turning Word

The French Buddhist monk, photographer, and author Matthieu Ricard talks about a Buddhist book that made a significant impact on his practice.

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Empathy or Compassion? Reflections on the Compassion Meditation Conference

Last week in Atlanta, Buddhist scholars and researchers in psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience congregated alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Emory University’s Conference on Compassion Meditation.  The conference explored several of the many methods for constructively dealing with destructive emotions that Buddhism offers.  HHDL contended that these negativity-reducing methods could be practiced in a […]

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Stem Cells and Meditation

Stem cells are vital to the health of a human body, and scientists are now finding that meditation might increase a body’s stem cell count. In On Being‘s recent program “Stem Cells, Untold Stories,” Krista Tippett speaks with Doris Taylor, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Repair at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, about […]

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The habits of happiness

Is Matthieu Ricard the happiest man in the world? Find out in the upcoming issue of Tricycle in which the French monk and former scientist discusses his most recent book Why Meditate?, the relationship between Buddhism and science, his feelings about being labeled “the happiest man in the world,” and whether or not neurological advancements […]

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Matthieu Ricard

Molecular-biologist-turned-Tibetan-monk Matthieu Ricard is widely admired for his many talents, among them photography. But  Ricard’s life seems best defined by his humanitarian work and devotion to the dharma. A longtime friend and associate of his, Vivian Kurz, writes to tell us that Shechen monastery, the Nyingma monastery in Nepal where Ricard has studied and practiced […]

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